M32 - Fidged - steam engine

Technical details
Year of construction 2005
Power piston stroke 12 mm
  diameter 12 mm
Flywheel  diameter 36 mm
  material bronce
Idle speed unmeasured
Energy source compressed air
Mass 470 g


I acquired this very nice cast bronze kit for an oscillating steam engine from Ludger Keifler. The cast bronze blanks were of high quality and easy to machine. After machining, all components were glass bead blasted, which results in a clean surface, but does not destroy the typical appearance of the casted parts. The piston was machined from grade 1.3403 stainless steel. 

A distinctive feature of this engine is the piston rod guide being aligned with the extended axis of the cylinder.